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Agri-Tech Investment Showcase boosts companies seeking investment

Posted on 18/10/2017

KTN has provided 13 agri-tech companies with an opportunity to pitch their technologies to investors seeking new business propositions.

The Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) recently held a successful Agri-Tech Investment Showcase focussing on Agri-Tech companies seeking investment and investors looking for exciting new business opportunities.

Thirteen companies were provided with a valuable opportunity to pitch their innovative technologies and business ideas to a group of over 20 investors with a specialist interest in Agri-Tech. The companies represented a broad range of interesting technologies from across the breadth of Agri-Tech, including robotics, IoT, aquaculture, diagnostics, novel pest and weed control, precision agriculture, livestock monitoring technologies, animal health, new production methods, risk management and several other technologies.

The companies were provided with pitch training and feedback, and took part in a selection process to ensure that only the best company pitches were presented at the event.

Agri-Tech entrepreneurs networking with investors at the KTN Agri-Tech Investment Showcase

The event organisation was led by the KTN Agri-Food Team, in collaboration with the KTN Access to Funding and Finance Team. The event was supported by Innovate UK, who provided access to wider investment opportunities, and the UK Business Angels Association.

The showcase was a clear success, with investors remarking on the quality of the pitch presentations and appreciating the valuable opportunity to network with other Agri-Tech investors, including during a dedicated “Investor Breakfast”.

The companies presenting at the event also found it very useful:

“The KTN Agritech showcase was a great event for Stable. We received a great deal of support to perfect our pitch, which paid real dividends on the day as 9 investors contacted us immediately after the event.”

Richard Counsell, CEO, Stable

KTN’s Agri-Tech Investment Showcase took place on 12th October 2017 in London, at an excellent venue, Prince Philip House, overlooking the picturesque St James Park. If you want to find out more about this event, and lean how you can be involved in similar activities in the future, please feel free to contact Chris Danks, David Telford or Liliya Serazetdinova from KTN’s Agri-Food Team.

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You may wish to register for these KTN events:

Turning Data into Decisions in AgriFood – 22 November 2017, London

Emerging Imaging Technologies in Agri-Food Workshop – 23 January 2018, Birmingham